We’ve probably all daydreamed about the kind of house we’d buy if we won the Lottery, but for a lucky few, owning a lavishly expensive house is a reality. Today we’re fuelling your wildest dreams by ogling over some of the priciest properties on the market in the UK today. Which would you choose?
1. One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge
Situated in London’s Knightsbridge and designed by architect Richard Rogers, One Hyde Park is the world’s most expensive residential building. With an average price tag of £6,000 per square foot, and one apartment going up for sale for a record £75 million, apartments in this building are for those for whom money is no object. As these photos show, living in an opulent apartment in this exclusive development means enjoying views of Hyde Park, living next door to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and round the corner from Harrods, and enjoying perks such as a golf simulator, spa and entertainment room.
2. Bishopsgate House, Surrey
Currently on the market for £50 million, Bishopsgate House in Egham, Surrey is a 34-acre estate right next door to Windsor Great Park. With the Royal Family as neighbours, ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ is more of a challenge than usual, but this stunning 13-bedroom house features an indoor pool and tennis court, stables, separate accommodation for staff, a helipad and much more. Just imagine the house parties you could have if this was your home…
3. Mansion House, Westminster
Fancy being able to see Big Ben, the House of Lords and Westminster Abbey from your private roof terrace? If you have a spare £36 million lying around, you could. The palatial Mansion House in Westminster is currently up for grabs and it’s the ultimate London pad, with seven bedrooms, a walk-in wine room, a 10-metre swimming pool and even health and spa facilities. And, for those evenings when you’ve been out on the town and the stairs seem too much effort, there’s even an eight-person lift.
4. Eaton Place, Belgravia
It will set you back a hefty £38 million, but this terraced, Grade II* listed townhouse in London’s flashy Belgravia is a classy address with five en suite bedrooms, a private double garage and even another mews house out the back. Built in 1825, it’s been updated with everything you could possibly want from a home, including a gym, treatment room, wine store and lift.
5. Barons Court, Hampstead
When the property advert says “price on application” and it’s in a location known as “Billionaire’s Row”, you know it’s going to be beyond the budget of all but the super-rich. And, looking at the particulars for Barons Court, currently on the market in fashionable Hampstead, you can see why. Sporting “extensive” gardens, fabulous London views and a large carriage driveway with room for multiple cars, this seven-bedroom mansion near Hampstead Heath occupies 2.55 acres in one of London’s most sought-after residential areas. As if that weren’t enough, it’s described as having “development potential to create one of London’s finest homes” – though it’s difficult to imagine what could be finer than any of the homes on this list.
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